Scholarships

 

Procedures for Department of Music Scholarship Applications


For Students:

  • Click HERE to access the common application form
  • Scholarship applications require submission of an unofficial transcript
  • Competition recitals require submission of print-ready program information (singers must include translations). Your applied teacher must approve the print-ready recital program information before you submit your competition application. Make sure you proof your information carefully
    • Competitions require published scores. Plan ahead to make sure you have these well before the competition day. If your pieces are in the public domain, you may submit bound scores from IMSLP
    • If you need help writing your supportive statement(s) please see a member of the scholarship committee or talk to a faculty member who can assist
    • Present yourself as luminously as possible. Promote yourself and your accomplishments as a performer, scholar, or future educator. Discuss your financial situation where appropriate

For Faculty:

  • Click HERE to submit the department nomination form along with letters of recommendation that mention the specific scholarship by name. This is especially important for scholarships that are decided upon outside of the Department. It is fine to use the same letter (or nearly so) for different scholarships, but tailoring the letter to a specific scholarship helps your recommended student in the end 

Fall 2018 Scholarships

 

PAUL ANDREW FERGUSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: 

  • Full-time Undergraduate Music Major – Voice Division
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstration of financial need

Process: 

  • Complete the Common Application form
  • Submit most recent transcript(s)
  • Submit a 250-word essay addressing personal contributions to the Department of Music and your career aspirations
  • Submit at least one (1) faculty letter of recommendation
  • All application materials may be sent to Prof. Theresa Bickham, Department of Music:

Application Deadline: Friday, November 30th, 12:00 p.m.

 

IRA AND MARY BASLER SCHOLARSHIP

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: 

  • Full-time Undergraduate Music Major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstration of financial need

Process: 

  • Complete the Common Application form
  • Submit most recent transcript(s)
  • Demonstrate Merit in the form of an essay of 500 words or less, stating the following:
    1.  Describe your professional musical aspirations and explain how studying at Towson   University has helped you achieve these goals
    2.  List your achievements as a TU Music Major – include awards, participation in ensembles, scholastic achievements, and notable musical and/or educational activities outside of the University
  • All application materials may be sent to Prof. Jason Rigby, Department of Music:

Application Deadline: Friday, November 30th, 12:00 p.m.

 

PATRICK J. KISICKI SCHOLARSHIP

Award: $1,406

Eligibility: 

  • Full-time Undergraduate MUED Major studying Guitar Performance
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Process: 

  • Students do not apply; faculty-nominated only
  • Guitar faculty submits candidate names and winner is chosen by the scholarship committee
  • All faculty submissions may be sent to Prof. Jason Rigby, Department of Music:

Faculty Submission Deadline: Friday, November 30th

 

KENTON SCHOLARSHIP

Award: $896

Eligibility: 

  • Full-time or Part-time Jazz/Commercial Music Major
  • No GPA requirement

Process: 

  • Students do not apply; faculty-nominated only
  • Recipient is determined by woodwinds division leader, the Dept. of Music chair, and the scholarship committee
  • Faculty nominations may be sent to Prof. Jason Rigby, Department of Music:

 

DIEKMANN SCHOLARSHIP FOR OBOE

Award: $2,867

Eligibility: 

  • Full-time Undergraduate Music Major studying Oboe
  • Currently enrolled in Symphonic Band or Symphony Orchestra
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in music courses, 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA

Process: 

  • Students do not apply; faculty-nominated only
  • Recipient is determined by woodwinds division leader, the Dept. of Music chair, and the scholarship committee

 

Fall 2018 Scholarship Winners

 

Henry Sanborn Music Scholarship

Congratulations to the following winners:

Vladyslav Shvets, piano

Zachery Lockwood, tenor

Vladyslav Shvets and Zachary Lockwood
Vladyslav Shvets and Zachary Lockwood

 

Peggy Friedmann Gordon Music Competition

Congratulations to the following winners:

Zachery Lockwood, tenor - 1st place

Zachary Al-Radiedeh, euphonium - 2nd place

Gabrielle Stanback, violin - 3rd place

Peggy Friedmann Gordon Music Competiton Winners
Peggy Friedmann Gordon Music Competiton Winners with Charles Bishow, Trustee, Peggy & Yale Gordon Trust

 

James L. Dunbar, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to the following co-winners:

Elizabeth Durrant, voice

Lily Wang, violin

 

BEN O'BRIEN/MUSIC AND ARTS CENTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Congratulations to the following winners:

Sheila Melendez

Lily Wang